Slovensko narodno gledališče Nova Gorica

Andrej Inkret

And the Century Will Blush. The Kocbek Case

2021

Philosophical-documentary theatre

A baptismal production

on programme

This performance doesn't have any called terms at the moment.

co-production

the Anton Podbevšek Teater and in collaboration with Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana and the Božidar Jakac Gallery in Kostanjevica na Krki

premiere

11. November 2021, SNG Nova Gorica

At partner theater 23 May 2021, Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki

about text

The production And the Century Will Blush. The Kocbek Case, based on the biography written by Andrej Inkret, limits the period of Kocbek's life between 1928 and 1952. It is a complex life story, a socialist vesrion of a melodrama about a cofounder of a movement that was at the same time a resistance movement and an attempt to build a state. In anticipation of the newly emerging social and class context, his fellow combatants – his comrades – see and condemn him as a transgression, as something that sticks out, as an ideological and ethical troublemaker, an outsider … The story  becomes more complicated when the protagonist, nominally occupying positions high in the administration (Minister for Slovenia in the Provisional Government of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia, the Vice-President of the Praesidium of the People’s Assembly of the People’s Republic of Slovenia, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Liberation Front of Slovenia), acts like an artist who uses art to articulate ethical dilemmas of the heroic wartime period – including the questions of settling wartime scores, including the liquidations. The questions are ethical, religious and above all, political. Excellent young actors perform a documentary reconstruction of part of the events from Kocbek's pre-war period, partisanship and comradeship, and the anathema triggered by the collection of short stories Fear and Courage.

 

The production was created in collaboration with Anton Podbevšek Teater from Novo mesto, the youngest Slovenian professional theatre, whose performative and conceptual strategy is based in a theatre as a form of thought, primarily linked to philosophy, and which has a signature audio-visual image. It was directed by the theatres artistic director Matjaž Berger, who within the broad field of contemporary performing arts, including musical, dance and sporting spectacles, state celebrations and commemorative events has for decades been putting into practice his interdisciplinary background of a philosopher, dramaturg and director.

View complete schedule for the show

  • 23. 05. 2021 at 20.00. In stoletje bo zardelo. Primer Kocbek
  • 24. 05. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 25. 05. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 26. 05. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 29. 06. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 30. 06. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 09. 07. 2021 at 21.00. Pergola, Križanke, Festival Ljubljana
  • 10. 07. 2021 at 21.00. Pergola, Križanke, Festival Ljubljana
  • 21. 08. 2021 at 21.00. Korčula, Hrvatska
  • 08. 09. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 09. 09. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 09. 09. 2021 at 16.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki
  • 11. 09. 2021 at 20.00. Galerija Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki